Physical Overview Continued
The two stripes on the top of the unit light up orange, but it's hard to see unless the room is dark. There is a window on the bottom of the notebook that gives you a peek at the heat sink that cools the CPU and GPU; LEDs illuminate the inside of the unit.
The panel is attached to the notebook by two heavy-duty hinges. The panel only opens up about 100-110 degrees, which isn't too much.
To open the unit up you must remove the 12 screws on the rear of the notebook and two more located at the top of the notebook's rear end. The red PCB inside along with the heat sinks and blower fans is a nice sight.
Our sample came with all 64GB of memory, made up of four 16GB Apacer modules. Wireless AC and Bluetooth are provided through an Intel dual-band Wireless-AC 7265 M.2 card. Two Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 NVMe based SSDs produce the 1TB RAID 0 array. Two memory DIMMs and one M.2 drive are located on the other side of the PCB.
The G701 uses a heavy duty six phase VRM for the NVIDIA GTX980M and three phases for the i7 6820HK CPU. The LEDs that help illuminate the internals of the notebook are located below the heat pipes that connect the CPU, GPU, and VRM heat sinks.
The audio chips on the G701 are quite impressive for a notebook. While the Realtek ALC286 codec isn't very special, the two ESS chips are. The G701 uses an ES9016K2M 32-bit Hypersteam DAC rated at +122dB DNR and -110dB THD+N, and an ESS Sabre 9601K driver for the headphones. There is also a Texas Instruments TPA3110D2 amplifier. Overall, the audio hardware seen here is not common for notebooks and is impressive. The battery is an ASUS branded 8040mAh unit.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Physical Overview]
- Page 3 [Physical Overview Continued]
- Page 4 [Software and BIOS]
- Page 5 [System Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [Gaming Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [System IO and Battery Performance]
- Page 8 [Thermal Performance]
- Page 9 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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